Many of us love to create female characters who are in charge. They are the boss, the leader, the take-charge and kick ass types who keep everything from the local PTA to an entire country running just the way they like it.… Read the post
February 25th, 2019
How To Make Dominant Female Characters Like-Able
February 18th, 2019
How To Create a Fascinating Cast of Characters
by Angela Ackerman
Let me ask a question: how much time do you spend crafting a character for your novel, say a protagonist? Ten hours? Twenty? Fifty or more?
Whatever you answered, I bet we all agree that characters require a lot of work.… Read the post
by Margie Lawson
Don’t give readers a reason to take a mini-vacation from your page.
That’s what happens when readers come across clichéd phrases or sentences they’ve read before. They know what’s coming. Their brain takes a break from your story.… Read the post
by Jenny Hansen
Taxes are a bummer for most people, but...we have to do them every year. If you haven’t already filed your 2018 taxes , it’s time to think about them. Before you make squinchy faces at me and say “Boo-hiss…TAXES." *shudder*, consider that some of the changes from the Tax Cuts Jobs Act (TCJA) might offer you more deductions than in previous years.… Read the post